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Looking forward, a major challenge facing nursing homes is implementing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs. The recently mandated QAPI activities significantly expands the level and scope of facility quality improvement...
This session will focus on the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of improving the quality of care and life for long-term care residents. It will feature presentations by a past AMDA Foundation/Pfizer Quality Improvement award winner on...
AMDA has launched a Quality Prescribing Campaign in response to CMS's Call to Action: Raising Awareness for Reducing Adverse Events (ADE) in Nursing Homes. This session will focus on raising awareness specifically directed toward adverse drug events...
This session will explore the issues of safely reducing hospitalizations and infections, specifically Clostridium difficile (C. diff) using case studies. We'll walk through the Advancing Excellence Circle of Success (a quality improvement model) and...
With the rising acuity of skilled nursing facility (SNF) patients, the need for closer medical supervision has never been more pronounced. Unfortunately, the incentives for physician involvement have not kept pace with the changing patient acuity...
Quality for the care of wounds requires the intersection of knowledge, consistency (limiting variability), leadership (process development), and data interpretation (documentation). The lecturer will discuss the development of quality programming...
This presentation will describe the seven elements of the Patient-Centered Medical Home model (PCMH) and how these elements parallel principals of care in the Nursing Home. Comparison and contrast will be presented by a family physician seeing...
White Paper
White Paper C11, Becomes Policy March 2011 Introduction Medical directors of nursing facilities/skilled nursing facilities oversee both the implementation of resident care policies and overall coordination of medical care.1,2 There are...
Growing up in a South Florida community with no adults under age 50, Kathy Kemle, MS, PA-C, thought of older people as friends and peers. “I was incredibly spoiled by them,” she recalls. When she was in high school, she started working as an aide in...